Children's Charity Ride to Mae Wiang, 4th November, 2012

KTMphil

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This was a organized Thai group, charity ride, to the Mai Wiang school SW of Chiang Mai city. The funds raised from this were mostly used to provide grants for talented children to help maximize their talents.



32 grants were awarded to the children, there was also lots of fun, food & drink for the kids.








The whole event was extremely well organized, in fact one of the best children's fund raising events i've been on in Thailand.

 

KTMphil

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Meeting point was the MaeSai Bar in Hang Dong co ords:

Latitude : 18.74287 (18°44′34.316″N)
Longitude : 98.96047 (98°57′37.692″E)
Accuracy of signal : 10.0 m
show on google maps

(the reason i've given the co ords is i'm told they have coyote's on Wednesday evenings)










Latree's husband's, 2,300cc Triumph Rocket trike was on the ride

 

KTMphil

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Everyone got fed & watered in the MaeSai bar before we left for Mae Wiang







Then some fund raising for the kids, no ego's, everyone just happy to give & the Chairty more than pleased to receive from everyone, no exceptions. One of the guys only had USD$ which caused some confusion.







Shiny new sportster







The adventure bike looked the odd one out

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Beautiful custom Harley












 

KTMphil

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A regrouping at a big PTT that went surprisingly well, with the Police escort







40km to the Mae Wang school, the kids were overwhelmed with excitement











An unusual colored Beemer

 

KTMphil

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& then onto what the day was all about








Beautiful children







It was interesting that none of them were shy at all, quite unusual






 

KTMphil

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Beautiful traditional dancing'

















You can't beat seeing the children in authentic traditional dress



















 

KTMphil

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Interesting to have Chiang PG girls at the childrens event, looks like there was a push on Chiang Export














More traditional dancing




















& then some gift giving




















 

KTMphil

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This is one of the best children's charity events i've participated in, in Thailand, highly recommended for next year.
 

Hoghead

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Looks like a great day. Please advise ahead of time as I would like to attend next year
 

KTMphil

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Looks like a great day. Please advise ahead of time as I would like to attend next year

Will do Robert - I liked their grant idea to help underprivileged, talented children, take advantage of their skills , what do you think of that idea?
 

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A good effort by all involved yesterday. Thanks Phil.

I was particularly impressed at the organisation of it all. Great to see traditional rivals, like the Rebels and Bandidos sitting down together for a good cause. One in, all in. No fuss, plenty of money raised.



I couldn't help thinking that it wouldn't happen like that in Australia... particularly with the cops closing down traffic to let us through unimpeded on the ride.

I was also impressed with the Futsal game. Both my boys have played this, but never on a concrete court.... and these guys were taking spills. Bikies vs Teachers...



Won by the teachers 3-0 in a penalty shootout



The kids had a wow of a time...



Great to see traditional dancing to a backdrop of bikes





and they even smiled for the photographer....



Some kids though.... not in the slightest interested in the bikes.... he had an ice cream



The awards to the kids were great.... and it was great to receive a memento vase back from the kids too.

 
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